Purple Heart Silver Star

Private First Class
Rocco J. Rossi

1924 - November 30, 1944

Camden, New Jersey - Germany (?)

Rocco J. Rossi was was born in 1924. He was the son of Nicholas and Mary Rossi, and the family lived at 347 Liberty Street, Camden, New Jersey.

He was inducted into the United States Army on 5 May 1943, and received three months of training at the Armored Force Replacement Center at Fort Knox, KY in the spring of 1943. In September of 1943, he had completed that training, and had been selected to train as a radio electrician at the Fort Knox Armored School.

He joined C Company, 33rd Engineer Battalion, part of the 7th Armored Division.


33rd Engineer Battalion

7th Armored Division

He was sent over to Europe with his unit and saw action in the Netherlands. He was awarded the Silver Star.

Private Rossi was killed in action on November 30, 1944. The circumstances or the location of his death are not clear at this time.

Pfc Rocco Rossi Aaron is buried at Margraten American Military Cemetery, Plot Plot H Row 4 Grave 7.

(picture courtesy of Mr. Cohen
 (Camden, NJ WWII Wardead))

Margraten, The Netherlands

Sources and Acknowledgements:
Phil Cohen, webmaster of the website dedicated to the men from Camden, NJ that died in WWII. The picture of Pfc Rossi is courtesy of Mr. Cohen and his website.
Wesley Johnston's excellent website on the 7th Armored Division

Directions to Margraten American Military Cemetery

If you have any suggestions, comments or additional information, please contact me.

This website is dedicated to the men and women who died and/or are buried in The Netherlands during World War II.


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